Issue 21 and Volume 9.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. ORDERS for the Fireman’s Drill Manual, advertised in other columns of THE JOURNAL, are coming in rapidly, and every one who has seen it pronounces it not only the best work of the kind ever issued, but just what is wanted. It is devoted exclusively to explaining such movements and evolutions as will enable a Fire Company to appear to advantage on parade. It contains a number of illustrations explanatory of the movements, which render the text easily understood. This manual will enable any Company that drills by it to execute those movements on parade that the Knight Templars are in the habit of making, and which always excite the enthusiasm of spectators. AN instance of the false principles of economy entertained by the people of almost all cities and villages, in regard to fire protection, occurred at Cincinnati, when the appropriations were made this year.…

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